Did you figure out how to get the badge yet? I had a hell of a time, but I was over-thinking it. If your blog is Blogger it's just adding HTML code to a gadget on your page. You get the code by clicking "Get Badge," bottom right under badge.
Hi "A" -
I don't usually do this but I thought I'd drop you a link to one of my blog posts, which is all about my finding the father I never knew, and discovering this big complicated family that I have. It can really be an amazing journey. I wish you all the success in the world, and I hope your outcome is a beautiful one. I am very grateful for mine. http://hollyedexter.blogspot.com/2010/03/gift-of-unexpected-family.html
You may not know me or my work, but I am the national bestselling, award winning novelist of six critically acclaimed novels who has been twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction.
On Jan 9th, 2010 my debut novel, SUGAR will celebrate its 10th anniversary and in order to commemorate this milestone I am campaigning to sell 10,000 copies between now and that date.
“Bernice L. McFadden's first novel begins with the brief, poetic description of a crime so startling that the reader is helplessly drawn in, as if a bright red door stood ajar on a bleak and forbidding house. Pearl Taylor's daughter, Jude, has been found murdered and mutilated near a field at the edge of town. "The murder had white man written all over it," writes McFadden. "But no one would say it above a whisper. It was 1940. It was Bigelow, Arkansas. It was a black child. Need any more be said?" In the years that follow, Pearl catches sight of Jude in so many strangers that when Sugar Lacey comes to town and sets up her unwholesome "business" in the house next door, she doesn't know whether to believe what she sees in Sugar's face: a striking similarity to Jude, dead 15 years. In her sedate but supple prose--rising at times to a light, unforced lyricism in the description of landscape or character--the author perfectly renders the closed and protective society of a small Southern town, the superstitions, gossip, and prying.”
I’m asking that you purchase a copy of SUGAR for yourself, a friend or family member. And yes, KINDLE purchases count.
If you could help spread the word by blogging, twittering ad Face-booking my campaign, it would mean the world to me.
Just wanted to welcome you to SheWrites. I know you will find lots of inspiration and great interaction with other women writers here. I love coming home and hopping on, and being inspired to write for the evening. This place sure does the trick. If you have any questions finding your way around, please let me know.
If you look under groups you will find a lot of different places to find others to chat and interact with. There is a very active memoir group, and a fun and huge blogger group as well. Have fun checking it out. Enjoy! AnnaBeth
"Well said. While I think blogging is a great way for authors to develop an online presence, it just doesn't work if the writer isn't into it. You can't force it. There are certainly lots of places to develop your platform. "